Depending on how you travel to work, the morning commute can either be a relaxing experience or the worst part of your day. Starting with a mindset that it is a high point in your day can be the first step in creating a better commute for yourself.
Prep the night before
Your morning routine should really begin the night before. In order to cut down on time spent on your morning routine, do what you can in advance. Pick your outfit, make your lunch, and pack your briefcase. Feeling prepared in the morning rather than stressed can set the tone for the rest of your day. Leaving earlier can help you feel less rushed during your travels.
Take a different transportation approach
Once you create the space in your morning for a longer commute, take advantage of it! If you drive to work, see if there are any back roads you can take in place of the high-volume highways that get clogged with traffic during rush hour. Try downloading apps like WAZE that’ll map out alternative routes to take. Also consider alternative public transit options. Barrister Executive Suites has a location in Mission Valley right next to a Trolley stop. Ride sharing like Uber, Lyft and Zipcar are a greener solution to your commute, as well as local bike sharing.
Whether you’re on the train, in the car, or on your bicycle, there are safe ways to meditate. From podcasts to other guided meditation apps, utilize technology to lead you to a tranquil state of mind. Get in the habit of being observant of your surroundings and try to see the beauty in changing seasons or landscapes you pass on your route. If your route isn’t quite scenic, try out an audiobook or app to learn a new language. Time spent driving can still be productive!
Wear Comfortable Shoes
Both women and men can experience discomfort associated with their office’s dress code. However, there’s no reason to subject yourself to comfortable footwear while you’re commuting. By simply leaving a pair or two of shoes in a box under your desk, you would be surprised at how much your commute will improve. If you walk an extended distance to or from the office from your mode of transportation, this quick fix will have a huge impact on your day.
End The Commute Altogether
The workplace is changing today, and some businesses are opting to not even have a physical workplace. If you’re a business leader who doesn’t want to deal with a commute, see how virtual offices can enable you to lower your overhead while continuing your mission. Services offered by Barrister Executive Suites enable businesses to have a prestigious southern California address, have access to a receptionist, and even have their mail handled.